Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 129 99
Rank change year-on-year +82 -30 -3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 151 42 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.68% 0.99% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 1.21% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 20 68
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £506 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £368 £375 £376
90th Percentile £663 £625 £579
South East median daily rate £488 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.15% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £17.50 -
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £60.74
% change year-on-year +145.71% -71.19% +34.98%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3417 3464 4041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.22% 81.68% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1797 1832 2259
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 123 181
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% -32.08% +39.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.80 £49.90 £45.49
South East median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -3.92% -8.26% +55.71%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +34 37 £475 +2.70% 5
Maidenhead +14 26 £550 +37.50%
Bracknell +11 18 £588 -2.08% 2
Newbury +10 14 £425 - 3
Slough +11 10 £625 +21.95% 2
Windsor - 4 £675 -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 53 (35.10%) CISSP
2 46 (30.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (27.15%) CISM
4 39 (25.83%) Risk Management
5 32 (21.19%) Telecoms
6 28 (18.54%) PCI DSS
7 26 (17.22%) Data Protection
7 26 (17.22%) Legal
8 24 (15.89%) SIEM
9 23 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (13.25%) COBIT
11 19 (12.58%) Risk Assessment
11 19 (12.58%) Security Architecture
11 19 (12.58%) GDPR
12 17 (11.26%) Project Management
12 17 (11.26%) Management Information System
12 17 (11.26%) CESG
13 15 (9.93%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (9.93%) Degree
13 15 (9.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 15 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (9.27%) Business Analysis
14 14 (9.27%) Security Management
14 14 (9.27%) CISA
14 14 (9.27%) Intranet
14 14 (9.27%) Windows
15 13 (8.61%) ITIL
16 12 (7.95%) Security Cleared
16 12 (7.95%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.31%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.66%) Apache
2 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.66%) IIS
2 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.32%) HP Helion
3 2 (1.32%) Office 365
3 2 (1.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.66%) IaaS
4 1 (0.66%) PaaS
4 1 (0.66%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.27%) Intranet
2 10 (6.62%) Firewall
2 10 (6.62%) Network Security
3 6 (3.97%) VPN
4 5 (3.31%) Internet
5 4 (2.65%) DNS
5 4 (2.65%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (2.65%) SSL
6 3 (1.99%) 2G
6 3 (1.99%) 3G
6 3 (1.99%) 4G
6 3 (1.99%) MPLS
6 3 (1.99%) NAS
6 3 (1.99%) SCCP
6 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (1.32%) DMZ
7 2 (1.32%) DOCSIS
7 2 (1.32%) SAN
7 2 (1.32%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.99%) DB2
2 2 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (1.32%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.66%) IntelliJ
1 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.66%) JUnit
1 1 (0.66%) Maven
1 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
1 1 (0.66%) Mockito
1 1 (0.66%) WebStorm
General
1 32 (21.19%) Telecoms
2 26 (17.22%) Legal
3 8 (5.30%) Retail
4 6 (3.97%) Finance
4 6 (3.97%) Publishing
5 4 (2.65%) Billing
5 4 (2.65%) Law
5 4 (2.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (21.85%) Consultant
2 25 (16.56%) Analyst
2 25 (16.56%) Security Specialist
3 24 (15.89%) Architect
4 19 (12.58%) Security Architect
5 18 (11.92%) Security Consultant
6 13 (8.61%) Business Analyst
6 13 (8.61%) Security Analyst
7 10 (6.62%) Information Security Architect
8 9 (5.96%) Security Manager
9 7 (4.64%) Information Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Information Security Consultant
9 7 (4.64%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Compliance Specialist
10 6 (3.97%) Designer
10 6 (3.97%) Information Manager
10 6 (3.97%) Information Security Manager
10 6 (3.97%) Security Compliance Specialist
10 6 (3.97%) Solutions Designer
11 5 (3.31%) GDPR Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.65%) Web Services
2 2 (1.32%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.32%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.66%) HTML
3 1 (0.66%) HTML5
3 1 (0.66%) jQuery
3 1 (0.66%) JSON
3 1 (0.66%) LAMP
3 1 (0.66%) REST
3 1 (0.66%) Spring
3 1 (0.66%) VXML
3 1 (0.66%) XML
3 1 (0.66%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.26%) CESG
1 17 (11.26%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.62%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (4.64%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.64%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.31%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.65%) FMCG
6 4 (2.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.99%) Replication
8 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.32%) IVR
8 2 (1.32%) SCADA
9 1 (0.66%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.27%) Windows
2 9 (5.96%) Linux
3 4 (2.65%) Unix
4 3 (1.99%) Solaris
4 3 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.83%) Risk Management
2 26 (17.22%) Data Protection
3 24 (15.89%) SIEM
4 23 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (12.58%) Risk Assessment
5 19 (12.58%) Security Architecture
6 17 (11.26%) Project Management
7 15 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (9.93%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (9.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 14 (9.27%) Business Analysis
8 14 (9.27%) Security Management
9 13 (8.61%) ITIL
10 12 (7.95%) Business Continuity
11 11 (7.28%) Data Management
11 11 (7.28%) GAP Analysis
11 11 (7.28%) Security Operations
11 11 (7.28%) Statistics
11 11 (7.28%) Time Management
12 9 (5.96%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.97%) SQL
2 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.66%) Groovy
3 1 (0.66%) Java
3 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.66%) Perl
3 1 (0.66%) Python
3 1 (0.66%) Scala
3 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (35.10%) CISSP
2 41 (27.15%) CISM
3 15 (9.93%) Degree
4 14 (9.27%) CISA
5 12 (7.95%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.62%) PCI QSA
7 9 (5.96%) SC Cleared
8 8 (5.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (4.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (3.31%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (3.31%) CISMP
11 4 (2.65%) CCSP
12 3 (1.99%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.32%) CCSE
13 2 (1.32%) CEH
13 2 (1.32%) CREST Certified
13 2 (1.32%) CRISC
13 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (30.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (18.54%) PCI DSS
3 20 (13.25%) COBIT
4 19 (12.58%) GDPR
5 11 (7.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (3.31%) QA
7 4 (2.65%) PMO
8 3 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.66%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Snort
2 1 (0.66%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (3.97%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.32%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.66%) SCOM
5 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (5.96%) Splunk
2 8 (5.30%) McAfee
3 6 (3.97%) CheckPoint
3 6 (3.97%) CyberArk
3 6 (3.97%) Oracle
4 5 (3.31%) ArcSight
4 5 (3.31%) Cisco
4 5 (3.31%) Citrix
4 5 (3.31%) NetIQ
5 4 (2.65%) Blue Coat
5 4 (2.65%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.65%) Palo Alto
5 4 (2.65%) SAP
5 4 (2.65%) Symantec
6 3 (1.99%) FireEye
6 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.99%) Tripwire
7 2 (1.32%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.32%) IBM
7 2 (1.32%) Juniper